Getting To Know About Fiberglass Insulation

All of you must be aware of the fact that insulation is very important to retain the comfort of your home both during the winter and the summer. At the same time, insulation is also important to keep the monthly energy bills of your home under check. Nevertheless, along with the importance of insulation it is also necessary that we get to know about the different types of insulation which is available. Fiberglass insulation is one of the commonest forms of insulation that is used. In fact, it is the most affordable and easy to handle insulation material that is available.

R-Value is used to express how well a material insulates the home. To put it in simple terms it is the number that is used to express the product’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater is the thermal resistance offered by the material. As far as fiberglass is concerned it has a lower R-value than many other materials while it has an R-value which is more than that of cotton. Another factor that needs to be mentioned is here that fiberglass is less expensive than a lot of other insulating materials.

When it comes to fiberglass insulation, the location plays an important role. For example, in areas of the room that has a thicker wall you might as well use fiberglass insulation with a lower R-value but in case of attics and crawlspaces HVAC experts are of the opinion that fiberglass insulation may not be a good option. And that is the reason, it is better to get in touch with an HVAC expert when it comes to choosing the insulating material for your home. They will be able to give you the best advice as they have many years of experience in this particular field.

As far as the physical characteristics of fiberglass are concerned they can be pink, yellow, white or green in color depending on its manufacturer and it has a spongy feel. The fiberglass is available usually in blanket form which is known as batts. They are also available in loose bags that can be blown into attic, wall, and floor cavities. The best thing about fiberglass is that when they are installed correctly they can retard the passage of moisture into the home. Another advantage of fiberglass insulation is that they offer more energy savings when compared to other materials of insulation.

Moreover, fiberglass insulation is cheaper than spray foam insulation. At the same time, fiberglass insulation is a material that can be installed without any kind of help from HVAC experts. Fiberglass has design freedom which gives the engineer unlimited scope to design the look of the products and the result is they are able to design visually appealing products.

Special characteristics of fiberglass are that it is non-conductive and radio frequency transparent and they have the ability to absorb sound waves. Moreover fiberglass has the least expansion and contraction features in times of heat and cold.

However, it can be said in conclusion that before choosing fiberglass over other insulating materials it is better to take guidance from HVAC experts.

 

 

 

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